ALL but two Coalition MPs have avoided a new briefing on climate change science, amid growing signs of ideology trumping scientific reality in opposition ranks.
Former party leader Malcolm Turnbull and opposition climate spokesman Greg Hunt attended today’s briefing for MPs in Canberra by the Climate Commission.
Liberal senator Nick Minchin dismissed the commission's report on current science as "offensive material about so-called science from fraudulent global warming alarmists".
Fellow Coalition senator Eric Abetz questioned the credibility of Climate commissioner,Will Steffen BSc, MSc, PhD, Executive Director of the Climate Change Institute at the Australian National University, Canberra. "Why would he know more about climate change than me? We've all got Google," Mr Abetz said.
And Nationals senator Ron Boswell today called the measurable sea level rise "fraudulent" and asked, "What on earth has sea level got to do with cliamte change?"
Mr Hunt today denied the Coalition was split over global warming.
“No, no, ignore those guys, nothing to see here, we're not split,” he told ABC Radio.